Danniel Thomas-Dodd at the 2019 Jamaica trials
Danniel Thomas-Dodd at the 2019 Jamaica trials

On the second day of the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, USA, Jamaica came out with a strong showing, securing two victories.

Lamara Distin shattered her own record with a phenomenal 1.97m high jump mark, and Danniel Thomas-Dodd took the shot put with a distance of 18.74m.

In the 200m race, Cameron Miller came out on top with a time of 20.33, outpacing Matthew Boling at 20.59. Javonte Harding also claimed victory in his heat, finishing with a time of 20.47 ahead of Emmanuel Bynum (20.59) and Kennedy Lightner (20.60).

Ushan Perera of Sri Lanka took the high jump title with a remarkable 225 cm, surpassing Trey Allen’s 225 cm. Rashidat Adeleke from Ireland dominated the 200m with a time of 22.68, while Charisma Taylor of the Bahamas claimed the triple jump with a new record of 14.04.

The mixed teams of Georgia triumphed in the men’s 4x400m relay with a time of 3:02.90, and Texas emerged victorious in the women’s 4x400m relay with a time of 3:26.73.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.